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wallpapers in my opinion plays an important role in our life as everyday we have to turn our mindless boxes on , do something which looks dull ,nothing happend (atleast by looks....)
so everyday i change the look & feel of my box ( takes only five minutes...... )
if you want to share these ideas ................. please post your current desktop look
I personally have never understood the idea. Real furniture -- real tables and desktops -- don't have images on them; they serve as a neutral backdrop for the more interesting things you put on top of them. Having a picture on my computer desktop is to me just an unwelcome distraction; therefore I always use a plain, solid color (a sort of sky blue, generally, but that's mostly because it's a default offered by several vendors.)
I don't see my computer desktop much, usually it's hidden by various applications.
Mostly I choose pictures from Astronomy Picture of the Day, but at the moment I have a photograph of my wife with backpack and wind-blown rain cape on the Laugavegur hiking trail with Brennisteinsalda volcano in the background.
Paul Clapham wrote:I don't see my computer desktop much, usually it's hidden by various applications.
Exactly. Now, my "screen-saver" (which I have enabled for the password protection) displays photos from my iPhoto collection -- that way, I get to actually see them (as opposed to a Desktop, which I rarely see).
i always find wallpapers do nothing but make it harder to see my icons and the associated text. So, i always go for solid black. everything then pops on the screen, making them easier to read/see/find.
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Unlike my real desktop, I try to keep my computer's desktop uncluttered, with only what I'm working on at the time. (Folders in OS X's dock helps a lot.) I like this graphic because it's asymmetrical, so I can keep a short column of icons on one side without it being too busy.
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